April 19, 2011
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Lilly has a smile that can light up the world. Happiest girl you could meet. Straight A’s that were never doubted. Her hair smelled like flowers in May. She never knew what it was like to not be okay. She had never experienced it. That wasn’t a bad thing. If there was no reason to be sad, why would she be?
She knew this boy that made her smile ten times brighter. Made her days ten times better. He would hug her and his warm touch felt like nothing she had ever felt before. His eyes were so honest, she saw nothing but the real him. Just him.
Wednesday. Lilly found out why people cry. Why they hurt day after day. Year after Year. How insomnia came to be. Why down was the only position their eyes took. No more smiles. No more A’s. No more flowers in May. Not okay. No more good days. No more warm touch. No more beautiful eyes. So honest. Just him. No more.

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kfelt158 said...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Wow.  That was pretty much breathtaking.  Please check out some of my work, especially "The Red Rose." :) thanks!
Hammi said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Beautiful, just stunning
FlyingNewt said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm
this so true and beautiful keep writing
ThatChick said...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Thank you (: true story... different names.
LunarFireworks said...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:36 am
Very good and true, I wish i was the Lilly that never knew 'bout sadnes.....
sondheimfreak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm
I love this soooo much! It's so simple, but it's so true. This is great. Write more like this!
dreamer11 said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm
aww... so sad, but so true
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